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Have Belly Fat – blast it away with these foods

17 Apr

If you are like me you have tried many things but there are still more to try.  I believe that insulin is a big factor in weight gain and if we can control that it might be worth the while. The article is very informative – it provides several options to reduce belly fat from 8 to 90 days. I would not take these projections as gospel truth. Have a look.

http://www.chatelaine.com/en/article/37377–seven-easy-tips-to-reduce-insulin-and-lose-belly-fat?utm_source=_

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How to get more legume in your diet

26 Sep

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/health-nutrition/leslie-beck/12-ways-to-add-legumes-to-your-diet/article217279

“The message from this cohort is that elderly adults who maintain a lower BMI [body mass index] by following a healthy lifestyle pattern – lower meat consumption, higher consumption of plant foods, higher physical activity levels – will live longer,” says Pramil Singh, an epidemiologist at Loma Linda University and lead author of the new study, which was published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Even a small amount of weight gain (2.6 km) can adversely affect your health

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/new-health/conditions/weight-loss/the-key-to-fending-off-pounds/article1510315/

This seemingly small amount of weight gain is sufficient to adversely affect health,” Dr. Lee said. She also noted that “preventing weight gain is preferable to treating overweight and obesity because of the limited sustainability of weight loss.”

Only 13 per cent of study participants maintained the same weight and same body-mass index during the study period. Their distinguishing characteristic was that they expended physical effort that totalled at least 21 metabolic equivalent (MET) hours per week – which translates into about 60 minutes of brisk physical activity daily.

Maple Syrup touted as a champion food

15 Apr

Recent research on maple syrup have found that it has a variety of polyphenols, compounds which are beneficial and found also in berries, tea, and flaxseed for example.  According to Dr. Navindra Seeram, an assistant Pharmacy professor at the University of Rhode Island.  Preliminary findings by Dr. Yves Dejardins, a plant physiology researcher at Laval University in Quebec, discovered that maple syrup may also be able to regulate blood glucose levels and help people suffering from Type II diabetes.    The results are still being refine so if you want a little wholesome sweetness be moderate. Regardless of its benefits, Maple Syrup is still a type of sugar and it has calories. More studies  on this sweet project.

More about Maple Syrup history 

http://www.slideshare.net/Cascard/maple-syrup-festival-sugarbush-mapletree-sweetsyrup

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Research into dog’s ability to sniff owners blood sugar level

25 Nov

Humanity is trying to make dogs even more responsible to us than they currently are. At the moment the poor creatures are responsible for loving us even if we are mean to them or just a plain old mean person. They have to help us navigate our surroundings, help us in the kitchen as “mom or pop’s little helper and now they want dogs to determine and give us a hint if they sniff sugar.  Why are we human beings so exploitative? Our best friend is now up for grabs as one of our workers and a slave as well. Dr Deborah Wells, from the School of Psychology at Queen’s, said there were anecdotal stories of dogs detecting a drop in blood sugar in their owners. She and Dr Shaun Lawson, from the University of Lincoln, have been awarded £10,000 funding from Diabetes UK for a yearlong study. They want 100 Type One diabetics to complete an online survey. The researchers are also seeking video footage of dogs reacting to their owner’s ‘hypos’ or low blood sugar levels. “Anecdotal reports suggest that some dogs can perform early warning of hypoglycemia by using their sense of smell to sniff out if their owner’s blood sugar levels are dropping,” Dr Wells said. She said the study has the potential to be of enormous benefit and could be used to help develop an “electronic nose” to detect either decreases or increases in blood sugar levels.

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